HOMEMADE LIMONCELLO (With Home Grown Lemons)

When your garden gives you lemons and you don't want to waste all the blissful  abundance and i have decided to use all those lemon peels to make Limoncello.

Limoncello  is a lemon infused Italian liqueur usually served  in chilled  shot glass  after a good meal.



  • 10 lemons, Meyer lemons (home grown)
  • 750 ml vodka, 100 proof
  • 1.5 cup water
  • 1.5 cup sugar

How to prepare

  1. Carefully remove the zest from the lemons using a vegetable peeler being careful not to remove any of the white pith. 
  2. Put the lemon peels into a glass container that is at least 2-quarts in size. Pour the vodka over the zest, cover, and let sit in a cool dark place for 7 days..
  3. After 7 days, prepare the sugar syrup: pour the water and the sugar in a pan, slowly warm and stir constantly until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  4. When the syrup is cold filter the alcohol by removing the skins, put it in a large bowl and add the sugar syrup.
  5. Transfer the limoncello in to well cleaned bottles ,seal and keep it refrigerated.
  6. Limoncello must be served very cold.
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